July 28, 2006
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
In order for us to become men and women of God, He must bring us to a place of total, absolute dependence upon Him. He must bring us to the place where we’re not leaning on our own sufficiency… to a place where we are leaning on Him completely.
Now, each of us prefers to have something or someone to lean upon. We have our own self-styled crutches that help us stand. For some it’s a bank account, for others it’s an insurance policy, and for others it’s a job.
Others lean on their reputation or their appearance or their abilities. Some people lean on their friends or their spouse or their children.
But the fact is God wants to get us to a place where we learn to lean upon Him and not on our own crutches! And God does that by removing the crutches one by one, and then reconstructing our lives upon Him.
I know that this process can be extremely painful. But I want you to know this: It’s always productive and pleasing to God when we get to that place where we lean absolutely upon Him!
So stand strong, my friend…and learn to lean on God!
GOD WANTS TO GET YOU TO A PLACE WHERE YOU LEARN TO LEAN ON HIM AND NOT ON YOUR OWN CRUTCHES.